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I have been on Sub for almost 2 months now. I abused Ultram for 2 years and Vicodin and Percocet for 1 year prior to my taking Sub. Doc started me on 2 mgs/day after being in full blown wd's for 3 days. Within 20 minutes I felt normal again. I don't know if I felt buzzed but I felt it evened me out immediately if you know what I mean. I honestly thought it was a magic pill.

The doc prescribed only 2 mg's a day and wanted me to be tapered off within a couple of months. For 2 weeks I did what doc told me to do. He wanted me to then alternate days of taking it and I tried to do it but I told myself that I couldn't. That should have been my warning sign. So anyway, here I am 2 months later and no closer to stopping. For the past month, I have been taking anywhere from 6 - 12 mg's a day depending on how I feel.

I went back to doc today and came clean about what I have been doing. I am now going back to 2 mg's a day and hoping to be done within the next month.

I don't know if the Sub route was what I should have done. I was in full blown panic when I started and it got me through the percocet wd's. I have made the decision today that I am going to listen and follow doc's orders to the letter. I don't want to be dependent on medication for the rest of my life. This is what is right for me and I am not judging anyone who chooses differently.

It is very easy to get caught up in abuse and you need to be very careful and thoroughly aware of your behavior. My taking more Sub than prescribed was me slipping back into that same kind of behavior that I associate with my abuse of pain meds. I am going to take the next month and try to change that behavior. Addicts can abuse anything so just be sure that you trust your doctor and ask him/her what the long term plan is. If you want to eventually stop taking Sub then you need to have a plan in place and be completely honest with your doctor.